Record number of team receive votes in latest Division II coaches poll

Jonathan Bates | Off the Block associate editor

The biggest storyline of this week’s Off the Block/Springbak Division II National Coaches Poll, released Tuesday evening, was that a record number – ten teams – received votes. Also, a record number 13 ballots were received from Division II coaches nationwide. Continue reading “Record number of team receive votes in latest Division II coaches poll”

Video: Ohio State opposite talks about offseason, early season matches

No. 7/7 Ohio State traveled to Provo, Utah for an early season top-10 non-conference match with defending MPSF champion, No. 5/5 BYU, on Thursday night. The Buckeyes were swept, but not because of the efforts of their sophomore opposite, Jake Hanes (2018 NCAA All-Tournament Team), who had 23 of Ohio State’s 38 kills on the night. The match was very even in terms of team attack percentage (both teams hit .325), blocks (4.0 to 3.5 in favor of OSU), and digs (24 to 23 in favor of BYU). The difference was at the service line where OSU committed 22 service errors versus only 2 aces . Check out our interview conducted by special contributor, Rae Loverde, where Hanes talks about his offseason, their matches last week, preparing for BYU, and his analysis of their performance against the Cougars.

Lewis picks up where it left off in Division II coaches poll

Jonathan Bates | Off the Block associate editor

The top-two teams in the final 2018 Off the Block/Springbak Division II National Coaches Poll start atop of the poll that was released Tuesday evening. Lewis received all eight first-place votes and Concordia-Irvine received seven of eight second-place votes. Continue reading “Lewis picks up where it left off in Division II coaches poll”